There is oil leaking into our sound.

The breakwater that sunk in Horseshoe Bay in February was partially filled with oil and it's still sitting on the bottom of the bay. The Sewell's have been dumping oil in there for decades, going all the way back to their Queen Charlotte fishing lodge when they had a ton of leftover oil that they had to bring down the coast.

Eric Sewell reported it to Environment Canada and they said to leave it. The barge had been leaking water through cracks for a long time and that's likely why it went down. EC is apparently concerned that if they try to lift it, it will break apart.

The barge is now sitting on its side on the bottom of the bay. The hatches are at the bottom so the oil isn't actively leaking out. Concrete is porous so the oil is likely to slowly leach out into the environment.

Apparently the brake water was never insured because it wasn't insurable.

To suck it out would cost would apparently cost ~1.4 million

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  • commented on Contact 2019-09-13 14:22:46 -0700
    The breakwater that sunk in Horseshoe Bay in February was partially filled with oil and it’s still sitting on the bottom of the bay. The Sewell’s have been dumping oil in there for decades, going all the way back to their Queen Charlotte fishing lodge when they had a ton of leftover oil that they had to bring down the coast.


    Eric Sewell reported it to Environment Canada and they said to leave it. The barge had been leaking water through cracks for a long time and that’s likely why it went down. EC is apparently concerned that if they try to lift it, it will break apart.


    The barge is now sitting on its side on the bottom of the bay. The hatches are at the bottom so the oil isn’t actively leaking out. Concrete is porous so the oil is likely to slowly leach out into the environment.


    Apparently the break water was never insured because it wasn’t insurable.


    To suck it out would cost would apparently cost ~1.4 million

  • commented on Achievements 2019-09-13 14:22:16 -0700
    The breakwater that sunk in Horseshoe Bay in February was partially filled with oil and it’s still sitting on the bottom of the bay. The Sewell’s have been dumping oil in there for decades, going all the way back to their Queen Charlotte fishing lodge when they had a ton of leftover oil that they had to bring down the coast.

    Eric Sewell reported it to Environment Canada and they said to leave it. The barge had been leaking water through cracks for a long time and that’s likely why it went down. EC is apparently concerned that if they try to lift it, it will break apart.

    The barge is now sitting on its side on the bottom of the bay. The hatches are at the bottom so the oil isn’t actively leaking out. Concrete is porous so the oil is likely to slowly leach out into the environment.

    Apparently the breakwater was never insured because it wasn’t insurable.

    To suck it out would cost would apparently cost ~1.4 million

  • commented on Our Team 2019-09-13 14:21:44 -0700
    The breakwater that sunk in Horseshoe Bay in February was partially filled with oil and it’s still sitting on the bottom of the bay. The Sewell’s have been dumping oil in there for decades, going all the way back to their Queen Charlotte fishing lodge when they had a ton of leftover oil that they had to bring down the coast.

    Eric Sewell reported it to Environment Canada and they said to leave it. The barge had been leaking water through cracks for a long time and that’s likely why it went down. EC is apparently concerned that if they try to lift it, it will break apart.

    The barge is now sitting on its side on the bottom of the bay. The hatches are at the bottom so the oil isn’t actively leaking out. Concrete is porous so the oil is likely to slowly leach out into the environment.

    Apparently the break water was never insured because it wasn’t insurable.

    To suck it out would cost would apparently cost ~1.4 million

  • commented on Protect Howe Sound 2019-09-13 14:16:43 -0700
    The breakwater that sunk in Horseshoe Bay in February was partially filled with oil and it’s still sitting on the bottom of the bay. The Sewell’s have been dumping oil in there for decades, going all the way back to their Queen Charlotte fishing lodge when they had a ton of leftover oil that they had to bring down the coast.

    Eric Sewell reported it to Environment Canada and they said to leave it. The barge had been leaking water through cracks for a long time and that’s likely why it went down. EC is apparently concerned that if they try to lift it, it will break apart.

    The barge is now sitting on its side on the bottom of the bay. The hatches are at the bottom so the oil isn’t actively leaking out. Concrete is porous so the oil is likely to slowly leach out into the environment.

    Apparently the brake water was never insured because it wasn’t insurable.

    To suck it out would cost would apparently cost ~1.4 million